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of doctor martin luther king's birth. many people know who doctor king was, a clergyman, activist, husband, father, the most prominent promoter of nonviolence and civil disobedience; he received the nobel peace prize in 1964 in recognition of his nonviolence. only we discussing assault weapons ban ammunitions but acknowledging that today would have been doctor martin luther king's 84th birthday, a very prolific activist. i would like to recognize and former city employee and decorated soldier mr. hillyer terry, born june 4, 1923. while attending college he was drafted to serve in world war ii; he served the united states army from 1943 to 1946 where he received an honorable discharge; he was awarded the american theater campaign medal; the eaim campaign medal with four bronze stars, good combat medal, world war ii victory medal. he was the city and county employee for 33 years and retired as a trusted supervisor for the san francisco municipal transportation agency. he leaves behind a wife as well as his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. i would like to also have an
to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on january the 19th, gun rights activists have announced that they will mark gun appreciation day two days before the president's inauguration. urging gun owners to turn out en masse at gun vendors with signs reading, hands off my guns. their latest contribution to curbing gun violence in america. let's get right to our panel. here in new york is msnbc contributor joy reid, who is also the managing editor of thegrio.com and in washington larry ward of gun appreciation day. mr. ward, can i begin with you? >> of course. >> you've said that the president wants to gut the second amendment. what specifically has this president done during his first four years in office to undermine your gun rights? what has he done? >> well, absolutely nothing. >> thank you. >> and the truth is he had to run for re-election, but what he said was -- and i believe joe biden guaranteed that they would pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of the month. >> but, in fact, as you know, he promised when campaigning in 2008 to reinstate the 1994 ban on assault
presidential inauguration. tomorrow's public ceremony holds the fitting honor of taking place on martin luther king jr. day at 11:5 eastern, america's first african-american president will take the oath of office and usher in his second term. joining me now is u.s. congressman and civil rights legend john lewis. representative lewis, so glad to have you here on this momentous day. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me today. >> well, when you think back on all the years of struggle, the lives lost, the blood shed, what does it mean to you to see the nation's fist african-american president take the oath of office for a second time? >> well, it mean ags great deal to me and to our nation. it is almost unreal, almost unbelievable through all of the struggle, through all of the suffering and pain, through the beatings, duress, to jailing, it is historic. as president lyndon johnson said almost 48 years ago when he spoke to the congress, he said it's like history and faith coming together. he was talking about the need to pass a voting rights act. just think, less than 50 years ago man
blankets from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. later today, the 14th annual martin luther king stop the violence event will be held. >>> president obama will be sworn in in adrift event tomorrow. the constitution requires the event to happen on the 20th, but since that starts on a sunday, an event will happen on monday so the americans can watch the ceremony. dc police swore in extra police yesterday. some will provide security for the event and others at the ball. >>> devante brown was invited to attend the events. he is a member of the national honor society and several other clubs. he tutors other students and soon, he will see the president take the oath of office. >> when i heard it would be on martin luther king jr. day, i thought that would be perfect and he is using king's bible. i thought that was really cool. >>> only a few republicans will attend president obama's inauguration. former republican vice presidential candidate has a part in the ceremony. >>> here's a look at the schedule of the events. vice president joe biden will be sworn in at 5:30 our time in washington dc and preside
, taking place on monday, martin luther king, jr. day. the benediction will now be given by the reverend luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after controversy erupted over a sermon he gave in the 1990s condemning homosexuality. myrlie evers-williams, widow of murdered civil rights leader medgar evers, wildeliver te iocation anthe brooklyn tabernacle choir will sing. >>> this week, many religious groups praised president obama's newly announced measures to try to reduce gun violence, particularly his call for mandatory background checks and a ban on assault weapons. vice-president biden said the nation has a "moral obligation" to prevent future tragedies like the school shooting in connecticut. at a press conference in washington, members of an interfaith coalition reiterated support for strongerun control, saying they agree that it is a "moral imperative." >> we stand together because we know beyond all else that god is love. let us love one another, bind ourselves together and
's a federal holiday, martin luther king day. it's the second time inauguration fell on that holiday. the last time was 1997 for president clinton's inauguration. he will use martin luther king's traveling bible as well as the bible that belonged to president lincoln on loan from the library. coverage starts monday morning. we'll lead up to the swearing in of president obama for his second term through the official inaugural balls monday night. >>> it is a golden globes first, too. the funniest women in comedy hosting together. tina fey and amy poehler are in control tonight, sort of. we take you live to the red carpet, next. me. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get
used by dr. martin luther king jr. >>> the ball gets under way in just over a week. with what's being done to get d.c. ready for the big crowds for this history occasion. danielle? >> people here call it the super bowl of politics. and participates in the festiviti festivities. guests will receive a look with a spread of other goodies. >>> we're here setting up for it. they expect to be sold out by know. hotels in the district were at 98% capacity. >> we run on adrenaline during that time. >> president obama's inauguration drew a record crowd. this year officials expect to see 600 to 800 thousand people. attendants which tends to be smaller. in 2005 former president george w. bush attracted about 400,000 people. >> a lot of the final planning takes place after the election, to think about planning a wedding in three months. >> the president will take the oath of office, and assembly stands alonged parade route. several parties are already sold out. mehmmorabilia is already flying off the shelf. >> i have an obama mug. >> i think i'll get my son a t-shirt. >> and this line will soon gr
in the 1953 march on washington to a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's this weekend. debt deal entries with your message to the president are now doing. get them into c-span by this friday for your chance of the grand prize of $5,000. there's $50,000 in total prize s. -- prizes. >> washington journal continues. host: scott rigell 6 on the on the armed services committee and the budget committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone wh
heard people just like him who used similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king jr. holiday, because oh, he was somehow a communist. and look, even the senator, you know, he chooses to keep his state office open on mlk day. if you do the research. so i'm just curious to him, is it okay to be celebrating mlk day? is that okay? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king -- >> i'm just checking. >> ron karenga was a violent -- >> what about columbus day, senator? did you keep your office open on columbus day? >> well, we all have our offices open on columbus day. right. >> okay. because some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> oh, but you forgot his history, though. >> benefiting from america today -- >> yeah, i think if you asked a lot of native americans they'd be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up -- >> sena
use similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king, jr. holiday because he was somehow a communist and look even the senator, he chooses to keep his office open on mlk day, if you do the research. i'm curious to him is it okay we celebrate mrk day? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king is -- >> i'm just checking. >> did you keep your office open on columbus day, senator? >> isn't there a big difference? >> did you keep your office open on that day? columbus day? >> we have our offices open on columbus day. >> some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> but you forgot his history -- >> i think if you ask a lot of native americans they would be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up being. >> you can't pick and choose. you can't pick and choose. i'm curious. should we celebrate valentine's day? that was cre
and sonoma are teaming up for the buy back a fitting tribute to nonviolence on martin luther king's birthday. drop off locations are located across the area including police stations in novato and san rafael and point reyes station. you can get $200 for a semi-automatic rifle and up to $10 if violent video games. >> vice president biden will meet with members of the house of representatives to continue talks on ways to reduce gun violence. he will be joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members. he is set to give president obama comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody this morning. the suspect is facing burglary and other charges. authorities say he forced his way into the resolution distance on saturday night as she was going in and a neighbor called 9-1-1. the suspect jumped off the balcony but was found hiding. >> a family is safe after flames destroyed the home. firefighters got the call before 3:30 about a house on fire. this is in unincorporateed san jose. when the firefighters
of president obama, we ask for your blessings as we seek to become, in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence, because without it, hatred and arrogance will infect our hearts. but with your blessings, we know that we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessing today. without it, ms. truss and prejudice will rule our hearts. but with the blessing of your presence, we know that we can renew the ties of mutual regard, which can best former civic life. we pray for your blessing, because without it, the fear of others differ from us will be our rule of life. but with your blessing, we can see each other, created in your image. a unit of god's grace, unprecedented, not repeatable and irreplaceable. we pray for your blessing. because without it we will only see with the eye can see. but with your blessing, we will see that we are created in your image. whether brown or black or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant americ
. cashing in firearms is a fitting tribute on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. they raised $40,000 for the program similar to the gun buy backs held in san francisco and oakland last month. they will offer $200 for semi-automatic and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if money is still available. locations will be on tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 8:00 people in novato and st. andrew's church in marin city. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in instead this morning. authorities say he forced his way into the residence as she was going in late saturday night and a neighbor called 911. jones jumped off the balcony but was found hiding in the backyard of a nearby home and is facing assault and robbery. >> postal inspectors hope surveillance video will help catch two men who stole the mail from one apartment building in san francisco. cameras captured these images of the men in action. the building manager say they worked together to break in all 32 mailboxes and snatched a bag of mail. the landlord ne
rights. he often quotes dr. martin luther king's iconic phrase. the arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice. news today about medgar evers proves that point. evers emerged as a premiere fighter against segregation at the university of mississippi in the '50s and '60s. he was the naacp's first field secretary for the state of mississippi. a tireless fighter for equality and a father to a daughter and a son. in 1963, a water shed year for civil rights and the civil rights movement, president kennedy delivered his famous civil rights speech from the oval office. but just hours later on june 12th, 1963, medgar evers was assassinated in the driveway of his own home in jackson, mississippi, by a white supremacist. today we learned that legacy continues to live on and in a powerful way. evers' widow a civil rights force in her own right, will deliver the invocation at the swearing in ceremony for president obama. the president said
in lincoln's 1861 inauguration. president obama used that bible in 2009 and the second is dr. martin luther king's travel bible and stacked under the lincoln bible. the public inauguration ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. >>> former president clinton is named father of the year. the council collected clinton for leadership and dedication and philanthropy. those are the things we thought you should know. >>> and time now for the "nations nation" gut check. the obama administration under the microphone for what some see as lack of diversity. valerie jarrett was there but you could bare ri tell it was there, just the portion of the leg in the background. the white house defended itself releasing this picture. take a listook. the president sitting down with a diverse group of senior advisers. what does your gut tell you? do you agree with the critics saying president obama's cabinet has a diversity problem? go to facebook. i have a couple of tweets from the many that were sent to us in this hour. daryl buchanan says when it comes to diversity, what is the righ
appreciation day today really show a certain amount of political tone deafness coming right before martin luther king day and also in the wake of newtown, connecticut. >> kelly: chief correspondent katherine herridge, thank you. >> jamie: so many sides and issue over this debate as gun control intensifies. the president of the national rifle association says he's received hundreds of death threats. he says on a radio talk show and he says that his kids are getting these threats. >> i've gotten, dozens of hundreds of death threats. my son, who has the same name as i do, had somebody post a death threat on his facebook page and when he and my daughter came back, i don't know how you do all of this stuff on the computer, came back and said you know, actually this isn't to him, but he is our dad and we think he's a pretty good guy, they came back and said now we know you're their children, we wish you'd be killed and he would feel bad about it. >> he says he's always been a target for people who want tougher gun control laws and the threats increased over the beginning of the debate and gun c
of the capitol -- >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: martin luther king's birth dap will take it again honoring king and his favorite president abraham lincoln. >> fate of human dignity in our hands, now, now, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple m
onboard that bus got into an argument with a male passenger. as the bus traveled south on martin luther king avenue, things got violent. male passenger stabbed one of the females several times in the chest, arms, legs. the woman she had been riding with was beaten in the head and face. possibly with some kind of object. authorities say that one of the victims alerted the driver who stopped the bus and alerted police. the attacker ran and remains at large. it was back on december 9 when a woman with a baby was shot and killed as she tried to board a metro bus on minnesota avenue. the baby was wounded as was the bus driver. these two violent crimes have those that ride metro bus calling for more protection. especially on routes that run into the wee hours of the morning. when passengers and drivers can be vulnerable and drivers can't operate the bus and do security, t t t too. metro has stepped up its bus security. video cameras are onboard many buses. that's where police began their investigation. looking at onboard camera video. but riders say a might where people are encouraged to take
at president obama's inauguration and it's martin luther king day. petition has been started to stop gun appreciation day, it has more than 25,000 signatures. joining us from washington larry ward, chairman of gun appreciation day and maria rhodes founder of united for change usa, the group that started the petition. welcome to you both. >> hi, carol. >> why gun appreciation day? >> well, gun appreciation day came about because on the first day of the 113th congress there were nine gun control laws introduced and dianne feinstein according to reports is set to introduce her bill on the 22nd, and we felt like we needed to have a swift, strong response. >> and how does that figure in to preventing tragedies in newtown, this gun appreciation day? >> the second amendment is vital to our freedom and liberty, and the, yeah, adam lanza not only broke 41 laws when he went into the newtown school and killed those innocent children, but he went in with a stolen gun. the gun control laws were there and still the tragedy happened. >> you're not suggesting people like the guys in oregon carry guns op
's dream. this martin luther king day, let's honor the man who continues to inspire us all. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from-month seek recognition? mr. daines: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from montana is recognized for one minute. mr. daines: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize alexus wineman. this 18-year-old from cut bank, montana, represents my state as miss montana and she recently made history not only as the youngest participant in this year's miss america competition and the recipient of the people's choice award but as the first young woman in the competition's history to have been diagnosed with autism. alexus stands as an example for all montanans of what it means to overcome obstacles and to help those in need. she's worked to spread awareness of autism so we can help gain a better understanding of those affected by it. alexus recently said, and i quote, we cannot cure what is not a sickness, but
for the martin luther king day holiday. the final numbers a total of 827 guns were turned and. and novato, 227 were taken out the streets and stammer fell 223. and central rent 206 guns were turned and and 71 guns were collected in marin city. if the guns were taken in from point reyes. >> at 915 rob black will be here on sat talking about winner's and losers on wall street. seven 06 a.m. and we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. it is a little more fun to watch from our mt. tam cam then exit the out side especially if you're not wearing a jacket. we will be back in a couple of minutes. mçó4+y?i [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both. learn more at devry.edu. and let nothing stand
in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >>> this coming sunday president obama will officially be sworn into office in a privateer isny at the white house. live coverage will start at 10:30 eastern time along with your phone calls. and then monday it's the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon eastern, the inaugural luncheon and the afternoon parade along pennsylvania avenue. and throughout the day we will take your phone calls and comments on facebook and twitr. live coverage starts at 7 a.m. ian on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >>> last week the supreme court heard argument on the issue of whether police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. the case, missouri v. mcfoley, pits -- mcneely is in the 4 amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizure. >> we'll hear argument first thi
of a saint dressed in the skin of a baby boy by the name of martin luther king, jr. and while dr. king's legacy has been most accurately described in terms of his nonviolent pursuit of civil rights, some unfortunate and deluded individuals have tried to claim that a gun appreciation day this coming weekend will somehow honor the great man's legacy. it's such nonsense that it's hardly worth the time refuting. but as the president now reflects upon recommendations from his gun violence task force, there are some words of dr. king that seem particularly pertinent. in his famous letter from birmingham jail written in 1963, dr. king spelled out the perennial danger of doing nothing because doing something may be difficult. as we continue to remember those 20 children and 6 staff members who were shot and killed at that elementary school in newtown, connecticut, let's heed the words of dr. king. we will have to repent in this generation, he wrote, not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but fohe
got off at martin luther king avenue. both women are expected to be okay. >>> vultures causing problems in leesburg, virginia. take a look here. nearly 200 of the birds have set up nests around mayfair drive and plaza street in the northeast part of the town. police say the waste that the birds leave behind is a health risk. the birds can also damage buildings. starting next week, wildlife experts will try to move the vultures by setting off fireworks using lasers and noisemaker, as well. the daily operations will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last an hour. >>> 5:50. the chesapeake bay appears to be on the mend. the chesapeake bay foundation says the bay's health is improving, giving it a grade of 32 out of 100. in the latest report, it may sound dismal but is a slight improvement from the grade it received in 2010. the chesapeake received a grade of just 23 in the early '80s. this report comes after maryland and virginia announced their identity thefter populations are rebound -- their oyster populations are rebounding. still work to get the chesapeake up to where it should be. >> ab
to a prominent historian and editor martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of "book tv" this weekend. on monday. washington journal continues. host: we're back with the house democrat -- with the top democrat on the house ways and means committee, sander levin. you said you're not confident that tax reform will happen in 2013. guest: because so much is happening. the way the republicans are threatening to use the debt ceiling delays everything and it puts the perspective in the wrong place. i think it is a serious mistake for them to even think about that. you were talking earlier about the articles this morning saying how dangerous it is to use the debt ceiling to essentially put the full faith and credit of this country in real jeopardy. so i very concerned about the consequences of doing that or even threatening to do it immediately and, also, it really shifts the focus, instead of it being on the debt ceiling, it should be elsewhere, including tax reform. host: tax reform does not happen in 2013. guest: it may not happen. host: what is the impact of that, what is th
of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of book tv this weekend. monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama, and martin luther king, host: design o'clock a.m. your washington, d.c.. we have and are left to take your calls and continue our discussion -- an hour left to take your calls and continue our discussion. we want to talk about the mental health aspect the president has proposed when it comes to gun control, gun violence. the numbers are on the screen, /political affiliation. you can start dialing in now. we set up our fourth line this morning for mental health professionals. 202-585-3883. we want to hear your experience, your thoughts on this issue. a reminder you can also contact us via social media. we will put up that slate so you can see the different addresses available. the twitter, facebook, an e- mail. this is the president's proposal but he came out -- that he came out yesterday. that #the white house is using for tweets as well, now is the time. it is maybe 20 pages long. it is kind of an executive summary type thing. w
been dr. martin luther king's 84th birthday. the nation will formally celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader on monday. several service-day events are planned. he was assassination nateed -- assassinated at the age of 39. >>> tonight,'s megamillions drawing is estimated at $62 million. on friday, someone matched all five numbers, minus the meganumber, giving them a $250,000 payday. >> not bad. >> no. >>> bizarre story at 7:50. 18 human heads intercepted at an airport. why this may not be a case of foul play. >>> plus a funeral will be held today for reddit co-founder aaron swartz. >>> investigators have in chicago want to know if a shipment of 18 humane heads are legitimate. authorities say they were sent from outside the u.s. and they appear to be medical samples. but they've now been sent to the medical examiner for inspection. >>> 7:53. today, nurses at santa rosa hospital plan to strike for a second day. it's their third walkout in four months. the nurses are striking over staffing levels, wages and contributions to their health care plans. yesterday, nurses jo
detail. what we find up until the 1970s is a clear endorsement by martin luther king and everyone in the movement. >> as you put on, this is a path that goes way back, right? we might be able to say, look, we would be a better and safer country if there's no second amendment. we might be able to say it's not part of our tradition, but it's not where we are. we are in a place where wherever gun control legislation we are going to implement and institute is in this context. talk about civically responsible gun control legislation at the time we talk about the second amendment. >> here is the crazy thing. this is not a partisan political debate in the discourse of america. 92% of americans support things like background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, felons, abusers, dangerously mentally ill. that has nothing to do with the second amendment right. 74% of nra members support criminal background checks. the only place where this is a heated partisan debate is in the halls of congress and sometimes, in the media when they pit two extreme sides against each other. it'
too little compassion for one another. to paraphrase martin luther king, we live and learn to stay together as brothers cordite together as fools. >> [reading names] >> hello neighbor. i am here to talk about the fifth amendment. the fifth amendment says congress may not deprive persons of life, liberty and property with out due process of law. we the people have suffered from 77 unconstitutional orders of congressional choice against cia enemies for fascists gains since world war two, a last lawful war -- 66 years. as a result, we have squandered our resources and killed our neighbors and later sells the most hated people on earth. congressman, you did not vote against the law that authorized the united states use the armed forces of the united states as he determines to be necessary. that gives the president the right to use guns at will. these need to be stopped. >> thank you. [applause] >> good evening, congressman. can you hear me ok? i am a retired law enforcement and the critical instant negotiator for number of years. i have a lot of opinions on this issue but what i came t
inauguration and one used by martin luther king. there you have it, a shot of the blue room, aptly named. >> this is a look inside the white house with chief justice john roberts. let's listen in to the white house for swearing-in of president barack obama. >> please, raise yush right hand and repeat after me, i barack, husays obama do solemnly swear hay will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend... the constitution of the united states. so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> and with that, president obam has started his second term. it's amazing to watch. you saw the president enter the second term, the 44th president of the united states with a swearing-in by the chief justice and megyn kelley. >> i owe wallace a quarter. >> he did use the notes. >> he missed it up the first time -- do you think -- >> he's had four years to study up on it. >>
for working to stop this epidemic of violence. i will end with a quote from martin luther king. our lives begin to end the day we remain silent on things that matter to our future and our lives and our children matter. i will make this letter available to those that would like to see it. it is signed by families of seven of the people that were killed in colorado. this is a tough issue for all of us. there are constitutional implications all of this. but our responsibility as representatives and senators is to be advocates for the people that we represent. i know that the people of the denver area need to see a change. we do not want to trample on second amendment rights. we believe those rights exist. we have to do something about these mass killings with weapons that the military uses for that law enforcement uses and it is our responsibility. thank you for bringing this forward. thank you. [applause] >> morning. my name is elizabeth and i represent connecticut's fifth district. as a new member of congress that started as a pta mom, this was an unbelievably difficult situation to walk i
by martin luther king jr. some advice for those attending, soak it all in. >> here is an opportunity to see our monument's memorials. this is part of the american store wre. >> the national park story is telling people who come to the inauration when the swearing in is over, when the parade is over, don't everybody rush off the mall at once. they're asking people, take a stroll, see a memorial or two. become a tourist. a big reason is because they don't want a crush of people all going to the d.c. metro rail stop at once. there's only a couple of those stops around here. they don't want that bottleneck of hundreds of thousands of people trying to get off the mall all at once. >> brian todd. cnn's coverage of president obama's second inaugural spans two days. first, the oath of office in a private sayceremony. monday, a public ceremony at the capitol. watch the presidential inauguration starting at 9:00 eastern sunday and monday here on cnn. >> they don't give out a golden globe award for the most feared supporting actor, but ahead, jeanne moos is about to show us the flu had just about ever
at the 2013 inauguration with martin luther king's traveling bible used for his speeches and sermons as well as the lincoln bible from the library of congress. that has been around since the 1950s for the official swearing in. that is sunday the 20th. we are all looking forward to that. my understanding is that is new, on sunday. >> sunday is the official swearing, very private low key. but the big one, monday the january 21st on the steps of the u.s. capitol. >> for those of us in the news business, it's very exciting and thrilling because we get to do it twice. >> i'll be working sunday and monday. happy to do so. love these historic moments. >>> so what happens in afghanistan after all u.s. troops leave? just ahead, i'll speak with the former u.s. commander, stanley mcchrystal. he's here in the situation room. room." he's here in "the situation is . we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer
on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >> representative mike thompson of california chairs a democratic task force that's examining gun violence. one of the group's public meetings was last week in santa rosa, california and congressman thompson was joined by mental health and education officials. this is a little less than three hours. >> i do have the pleasure of introducing congressman mike thompson. he was first elected to the united states congress in 1998. mike serves on the subcommittee on health and subcommittee on select revenue measures within the committee on ways and means as well as being the ranking member of the subcommittee on terrorism, human intelligence, analysis and counterintelligence and the subcommittee on oversight all within the permanent select committee on intelligence. congressman thompson is a combat veteran. he was a staff sergeant platoon leader in vietnam with the 173rd airborne of the united states army. he also was a purple heart recipient. mike has a reputation for problem solving, for reaching across the aisle. he's been a great asset for
foems quotes that he loves. and one he uses often, the martin luther king quote, the arc of moral justice is long, but it bends towards justice, and that's certainly applicable in this case. >> and he went up to newtown and delivered a powerful speech and he also met with some kids there. let's put it up and show it to our viewers. there, he's pretty happy there, a great picture that pete sousa took. >> the traveling staff used to say, he was a baby whisperer, because he was drawn to babies in rope lines and backstage, behind the scenes. this was clearly such a great moment in an otherwise sorrow-filled day. and i know some of the siblings of one of the young girls who lost her life are in this photo as well. >> such a nice picture. let's go to the next picture, a very different picture, october 2nd, 2012. the president rehearsing debate preparation. you see ron klain behind the desk. you were involved in the campaign. john kerry played mitt romney. >> he did, almost too well, to the point where he got under the president's skin, because he played him so well. >> did you ever watc
you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of doctor martin luther king. we are reminded where he was shot down at the lorraine motel, whether it's president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot as well, to that were fatal in one that was almost, we are reminded all the time. the supreme court ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms. but you can also bring them into the supreme court. so because we actually know that guns are dangerous, as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the florida house, we saw members shot down and that is why we have bulletproof vests and other kinds of protections. the mayor is someone who has grown up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to go up. as a former councilman and a second term mayor of our city, in so many respects we have worked together on gun buyback programs and we have gone through police officers being killed, young children in the city -- as much as we may think about famous people that have been shot, there are literally dozens of children -- over
. as your servants, the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. said from this very pulpits in his very last sunday sermon, we must all learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we will all perish together as fools. we confess this day that we are tired, in a single garment of destiny. caught up in an inescapable network of destiny. what affects one directly affects all indirectly. this day we recommit ourselves to building the beloved community. gracious god, bless our president, barack obama, our vice president, joseph biden, and their families with good health and every spiritual grace. bless our congress and our courts. bless these united states of america. transform the jangling discourse of our nation into a beautiful symphony of the human family. through us, made the earth and all the families of the earth be blessed. to the god who loves us into freedom and frees us into loving, we offer this prayer. amen. [applause]♪ ♪ ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute] ♪ >> next from the national re
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